EU Commission Approves Oracle-Sun Deal With No Conditions

It’s official. The Oracle-Sun merger has been approved by the EU Commission. There are no conditions.

Here’s the press release, in which Neelie Kroes states that she is now satisfied that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition: “I am now satisfied that competition and innovation will be preserved on all the markets concerned. Oracle’s acquisition of Sun has the potential to revitalise important assets and create new and innovative products.”

I’m very grateful, personally, that the EU Commission cares about Open Source, but after its extensive investigation into MySQL, despite some misinformation, as I viewed it, it found, “The Commission’s in-depth investigation showed that although MySQL and Oracle compete in certain parts of the database market, they are not close competitors in others, such as the high-end segment.” That is true.

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